Why in steel? Bullet point Advantages (Faster Construction, quicker ROI, Cheaper than RCC, No wet work at site, Due to factory manufactured product Superior & consistent quality & workmanship, Modular walls easy to do alterations without totally wasting the walls i.e. reusable walls, Earthquake resistance, Salvage-ability at the end of building life &/ or demolition due to change is land use, Green Building, 300mm saving in each floor 1 additional floor possible for every 10 floors)
Fire Safety solutions
Life of steel buildings
Ideally suited for roof top (vertical) expansion of existing RCC buildings (due to much lower dead weight 2 floors are possible where only 1 RCC floor could be done)
Cost of steel buildings is CHEAPER than RCC building Cost of Multi-Floor RCC V/s Steel Building
Worldwide trend -Major & iconic steel buildings around the world
Trend is catching-up in India (Increase in civil input costs due to increased environmental awareness & hence restrictions, civil construction being labourintensive non availability of labour) — future of steel buildings in India.